Victory In Jesus
Joseph Morrow - March 20, 2017
Eugene M. Bartlett, Sr. is considered one of the founders of southern gospel music. He was born on Christmas Eve in 1885. Salvaged by Christ in his youth, Bartlett grew to become quite successful in business & music. In 1918 he founded the Hartford Music Company in Hartford, Arkansas. He sold over 15,000 copies of his hymnbook within his first year of business.
Bartlett wrote many songs but one has withstood the test of time, and lives on as a testimony to the truth Paul tells of in 2 Corinthians.
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, -2 Corinthians 4.16-17
In 1939 Bartlett suffered a severe stroke that left him partially paralyzed, unable to speak, and bedridden. It was during these last two years of his life, as his body was wasting away, that he penned Victory in Jesus.
That Sweet Day
I heard about a mansion He has built for me in glory
And I heard about the streets of gold beyond the crystal sea;
About the angels singing and the old redemption story;
And some sweet day I’ll sing up there the song of victory
That sweet day for Eugene Bartlett, Sr. was January 25, 1941 when he went Home to be with his Father, and joined angels forever singing of the Victory in Jesus!
Eager to worship with you family,
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.” -Revelation 7.9-12